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Distance Learning Education

Distance learning is the process of offering education to the learners through correspondence or online. It offers many benefits to the learners. It saves time because there is no need to go anywhere to complete the course. You can complete the course at your home by reading study materials sent by the distance learning universities. The study materials are in print and electronic version. The study materials are also available online. Distance learning saves money because the cost of distance learning course is lower than the regular course. It offers flexibility. It allows the learners to study at their convenience and pace.

Distance learning in India

A lot of reasons have helped in developing of distance learning in India. There are limited seats in regular courses and tough completion for the regular courses. Many students are unable to take admission into regular courses. Distance learning in India has helped a lot these students. There are many universities offering distance learning courses. Some of them are open universities and some have a school, department or part or center for distance learning. Almost each Indian state has an open university or a centre at universities for distance learning. Some of open universities at national level are regarded as top distance learning universities. Distance learning universities in India are directed by the Distance Education Council established in the campus of Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi. For your convenience, we have tried to list of distance learning universities in India: -

  • Indira Gandhi National Open University - Delhi
  • Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, Open University - Hyderabad
  • Kota Open University - Rajasthan
  • Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University - Maharashtra
  • Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open University - Madhya Pradesh
  • Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University - Gujarat
  • Karnataka State Open University - Karnataka
  • Netaji Subhas Open University - West Bengal
  • Rajarshi Tandon Open University - Allahabad
  • Nalanda Open University - Patna

Various courses are offered by distance education universities at different levels. Courses are offered as certificate courses, diploma courses, post graduate diploma courses, bachelor degree courses, master degree courses, research based degree courses (PhD, M.Phil). Courses offered by distance learning universities are mentioned below: -

  • Master of Arts (Hindi)
  • Masters of Arts (History)
  • Master of Commerce
  • Master of Arts (Political Science)
  • Masters of Arts (Public Administration)
  • Master of Arts (Sociology)
  • Master of Arts (Economics)
  • Master of Arts in Distance Education
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master in Computer Applications
  • Master of Arts in English
  • Master of Library and Information Science
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Social Works
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor in Computer Applications
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Library and Information Science
  • Bachelor of Tourism Studies
  • Diploma in Creative writing in English
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Distance Education
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication

Online Distance Learning Courses

Online distance learning courses are also offered in all major subjects including arts, science, commerce, business, computer science, information technology, health, management, nursing etc. All online distance learning courses are offered at bachelor, master and doctoral level. Some of colleges and universities providing online distance learning courses offer associate degree.